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Iranian Commander Makes Mysterious Visit to Israel-Syria Border

Iranian Commander Makes Mysterious Visit to Israel-Syria Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iranian commander makes mysterious visit to Israel-Syria border. 2. Will the Nusra Front — the largest jihadist group in Syria fighting against the Assad regime and Hezbollah — cut ties with Al-Qaida? The impact of any imminent Al-Nusra split from Al-Qaeda will depend on how the move is carried out and

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Germany: Iran Illegally Seeking Nuke, Missile Tech

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to German intelligence reports seen by the Jerusalem Post, Iran’s seeking illegal nuclear and missile technology, as well as its biological and chemical warfare capabilities. State Department spokesman John Kirby struggled to answer reporters’ questions about the matter. Kirby then said that living up to the nuclear deal means not

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Hamas Executes Three Palestinians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas executed three Palestinians this morning who had been convicted of murder in separate cases. The Daily Telegraph notes that they were not carried out in public, as Hamas had claimed they would when first announcing the executions. Reuters, AP, and the BBC, among others, picked up on this. 2. Prime

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American Studies Association Sued Over BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two professors filed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association over its support for BDS. Professors Simon Bronner and Michael Rockland took to The Hill to explain why. We now fear what will happen to academic programming in American studies. We see how the ASA’s anti-Israel boycott has alienated our students.

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US Senators Call for Increase in Military Aid to Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Eighty-three out of one hundred US Senators have signed a letter to President Obama urging an increase in military aid to Israel. The current package is $3 billion of credits that are used primarily to purchase military items from American defense contractors. An increase would be used to maintain Israel’s qualitative

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Hamas Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Bus Bombing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas claims responsibility for Jerusalem bus bombing earlier this week. The terror organization said that Abdel Hamid Abu Srour, 19, a resident of the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem, was one of its members. His father was arrested by the IDF on Wednesday. Israeli authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the suspected

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IDF Discovers Gaza Tunnel Into Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. IDF uncovers a tunnel from Gaza into Israeli territory for the first time since 2014. Read the full story, or take a look at the IDF video, below. 2. NPR discusses the large number of Jews leaving France for security reasons. Robert Ejness, executive director of CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives

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Palestinian Attacks IDF Soldier with Ax; Two 12-Year-Old Palestinian Boys Arrested

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian man attacked an IDF soldier in the West Bank with an ax, before troops shot and killed him. Earlier, two 12-year-old Palestinian boys were arrested in Jerusalem’s Old City after police discovered three knives concealed in one of their coats. 2. Mohamed Abrini, who has admitted he was the “man in

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Hezbollah Building Iranian Missile Base in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah reportedly building an Iranian missile base in Syria. 2. Palestinian Christians have been very unhappy with Hamas and the PA in recent days. According to the Jerusalem Post, their bitterness with Hamas stems from the destruction of antiquities at the remains of Byzantine church discovered in Gaza last week. More

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Egypt Discovers ‘Enormous’ Gaza Tunnels

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt discovered massive tunnels from Gaza into the Sinai large enough to drive trucks through. They’re unusually long too, which has the IDF concerned. YNet explains: These enormous tunnels, some of which stretch for over three kilometers, are designed to traverse the security zone Egypt set up between the border with

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